Tracy Birch

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Animal Toy
Possibly the cutest knitted toy you will ever make!  Anatomically correct, Al Paca even has toes on his feet.  He is quite intricate to knit and techniques include different increasing and decreasing stitches, short row shaping, picot bind off and a structurally sturdy, loop stitch.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These clever little fingerless gloves are both fun and quick to knit. Superb for keeping your hands warm and your fingers free to do – eh – more knitting? The unusual shaping technique makes Alexis an interesting project, whilst being really quick to finish! Alexis makes a great set with the Fantasia Cowl.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Continuing on from the Al Paca Toy theme, Cate was made as an Easter special for Create & Craft TV as a wonderful accessory to keep your egg warm whilst preparing the soldiers for dunking! Proving to be popular with all ages, Cate is so tactile and a great way of adding conversation to your breakfast table but why stop there? – Eggs can be ...
Knitting: Cowl
Witness a little miracle on your needles as this clever cowl takes shape. Fantasia is great to wear with V-neck jackets as she keeps your throat and upper chest not only snug and warm, but maintains your style throughout the autumn, winter and spring seasons! A really interesting project to make as the intricate drop stitch pattern is easier th...
Knitting: Cardigan
Juno is a stunning lace knit cardigan with tie front and pointed back culminating in a small lace edged collar. The dramatic sleeves come past the wrist finishing with pointed detail on the back of the hand, anchored by a loop around the middle finger. Relatively easy to make with a four row stitch pattern creating a central feature which is ey...
Knitting: Bag - Other
The Lulu bag is knitted on big needles with our gloriously chunky yarn and grows quickly. Worked in panels, the front and back are a celtic knot pattern with a plait cable running up the sides and forming the shoulder strap. There aren’t any seams in this project; just perfect for knitters who hate sewing up!
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Designed for a teenage boy, this hat and scarf set are knitted in Fisherman’s Rib using two strands of yarn at the same time and worked in the round.
Knitting: Vest
This flattering gilet made in our chunky yarn and so super soft and warm. Shaped with darts and short row shaping, fitted into the small of the back with curved panel at hem to keep your lower back warm. The fake fur effect is achieved within the knitting and anyone who has made either Al Paca or Cate will know how to do this stitch. Mitzie is ...
Knitting: Pullover
This simple yet striking design is an everyday jumper that exudes elegance and sophistication.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Purdy is the name given to these exceptionally pretty and different fingerless gloves which are made in an easy to knit lace pattern. Anchored with a loop around the middle finger, the gloves are significantly enhanced by unusual rib and the frilled edging. Whether attending a night at the opera or a day at a garden party, Purdy will be the ult...